Penn Medicine and Wistar Receive $12 Million NCI Melanoma Grant to Help ...
Penn Medicine and The Wistar Institute have been awarded a prestigious $12.1 million SPORE grant from the National Cancer Institute. The five-year Specialized Programs of Research Excellence, or SPORE, grant will fund four new melanoma research ...
Penn: Office of University Communications - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:22

Chromosome buffers hold key to better melanoma understanding
Medical Xpress - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:03

'Larry's (Weathers) Legacy' Gala to raise funds for Melanoma research
Delco News Network - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:33

Wistar, Penn get $12M grant to fund melanoma research
Philadelphia Business Journal (blog) - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:37

GSK Melanoma Pill Backed By UK Cost Watchdog With Price Cut
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's healthcare cost agency NICE has recommended a third new drug for melanoma, this time from GlaxoSmithKline, after the drugmaker offered to supply it at a discount to the state-run National Health Service. GSK currently ...
Business Insider - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:03

New Cancer Drug Uses Immunotherapy to Treat Metastatic Melanoma
Researchers have come up with a new treatment to fight metastatic melanoma – a fierce form of cancer that is particularly difficult to overcome. The new medication, called Keytruda, works on the body's immune system and just received approval from the ...
The Jewish Press - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:24

Health Canada approves Yervoy® (ipilimumab) for first-line treatment of adults ...
MarketWatch - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:23

BMS and Merck Race to Melanoma Treatment Market (blog) - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:00

BMS striving to push Opdivo past Keytruda
Medical Marketing and Media - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:15

Cancer Survivor Numbers Triple From 40 Years Ago: Report
Businessweek - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:26

Incidence of pediatric melanoma on the rise
Banff, Alberta — Clinicians have to consider actions to avoid the potential for mortality if melanoma is suspected in pediatric cases, and they should be cognizant that pediatric melanoma cases represent a very heterogeneous group of patients ...
ModernMedicine - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:41

Airplane Crew May Face Increased Melanoma Risk
“At 30,000 feet, the amount of UVA radiation that gets through is considerable,” said the senior author, Dr. Susana Ortiz-Urda, a director of the melanoma center at the University of California, San Francisco. “Sunscreen protection is important, and ...
New York Times (blog) - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:56

FDA Approves New Drug to Combat Melanoma
Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is approved for treatment of patients with advanced melanoma that no longer responds to other drugs. It is the first FDA-approved drug that blocks a cellular pathway called PD-1, which restricts the body's immune system from ...
WebMD - Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:03

Melanoma drug described as breakthrough gets FDA nod
Los Angeles Times - Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:48

FDA approves new drug for melanoma treatment
New York Daily News - Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:30

FDA approves Keytruda for advanced melanoma - Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:22

FDA approves Merck immune-stimulating drug for melanoma
Fox News - Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:03

FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Advanced Melanoma
MarketWatch - Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:00

Optical probe gauges melanoma thickness
Lesion thickness is a key parameter in the staging and management of melanoma, an aggressive cancer that accounts for over 75% of all skin cancer deaths. However, at present, it can only be determined invasively with a biopsy that removes the entire ...
Medical Physics Web (subscription) - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:11

New drug for advanced melanoma approved by Food and Drug Administration
A new drug to treat patients with advanced melanoma has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, which did so with the breakthrough therapy designation, intended to speed up development and review of drugs for serious or life-threatening ...
Sun News - - Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:00

Major Melanoma Breakthrough Made at START Center
TWC News - Sat, 06 Sep 2014 07:48

New Cancer Drug For Melanoma
FOX 11 Los Angeles - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:48

FDA Approves Drug for Advanced Melanoma
News 92 FM - Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:41

FDA Gives Nod to Melanoma Drug
Scientist - Mon, 08 Sep 2014 06:05

FDA approves 'breakthrough' melanoma drug
ModernMedicine - Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:18

Merck's Keytruda gets FDA approval for treatment of malignant melanoma - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:13

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